Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill, David Sloan, and Martha Ann Reading at the Texas Doll Derby

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Title

Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill, David Sloan, and Martha Ann Reading at the Texas Doll Derby

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States
United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Description

Aviatrix Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill bending down from the cockpit of a Cessna 175 to pick up her son, David. Next to her sits her co-pilot, Martha Ann Reading. Truhill was one of the thirteen women who passed all of the astronaut tests given at the Lovelace Clinic in 1961, making her a member of the Mercury 13. Reading was the first female Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol. Both women were members of the Texas Ninety-Nines.

Creator

IWASM

Source

IWASM Original Photo Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Publisher

Jerri Truhill

Date

ca. 1960s

Contributor

Heidi Fearing/Kimberly Cole

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at info@iwasm.org

Identifier

Original Photo No. 623

Coverage

Texas

Citation

IWASM, “Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill, David Sloan, and Martha Ann Reading at the Texas Doll Derby,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed June 17, 2021, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1521.

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